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Blue Devil Branch Tellers Honored by Wayne School Board

WAYNE, NE (October 14, 2019) – The student tellers for the new SNB Blue Devil Branch were recognized by the school board for Wayne Community Schools at the honor coffee held Monday evening at the Wayne Junior/Senior High School. Andi Diediker, 5th grade math teacher and school contact for the program, gave an overview of the new in-school savings program that allows students in kindergarten thru 6th grade to open a savings account at school with parental permission.

Starting October 24th, the SNB Blue Devil Branch will be open on Thursday mornings, 7:30-8:20 am, in the school cafeteria to accept student deposits. The emphasis is on regular savings, not big balances. The new branch will be staffed by student tellers under supervision by bank employees and Diediker. The branch will be closed over the summer months and reopen each school year.

The student tellers applied for the position last spring by completing an application with math problems and going through an interview. Twenty-four students were selected and have been trained by bank personal to serve as tellers for the school year. Upon completion of a strong performance, the student tellers will receive a special field trip to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in May to celebrate their efforts with other school bank programs across the state.

This unique program is part of a state-wide effort led by the Nebraska Council on Economic Education to teach financial literacy to youth. Currently, there are nearly 30 in-school savings programs operating in Nebraska and Iowa. The SNB Blue Devil Branch is the first in-school bank in northeast Nebraska.

The community is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the new branch on Thursday, October 24, 8:15am at Wayne Elementary School, located at 312 Douglas Street.

Pictured with 12 of the student tellers are Mr. Diediker and Lexie Lenihan, Head Teller with State Nebraska Bank & Trust.